Europe’s energy transition: coalition calls for avoiding hydrogen for heating homes

Frédéric Simon writes on the EURACTIV website about efforts by a coalition of business and civil society groups to prioritise renewables and energy efficiency and not  hydrogen when addressing the buildings sector.   Avoid hydrogen for heating homes, urges energy efficiency coalition A coalition of 33 business and civil society groups have urged the European … Continue reading Europe’s energy transition: coalition calls for avoiding hydrogen for heating homes

One man’s love of hydrogen

Hydrogen is getting a lot of attention these days as efforts are underway to decarbonise. Roy Furchgott writes on the New York Times website about one man’s devotion to hydrogen fuel-cell energy. He even refines  hydrogen fuel in his yard himself.   The Gospel of Hydrogen Power In December, the California Fuel Cell Partnership tallied … Continue reading One man’s love of hydrogen

Construction of a wind-powered green hydrogen plant began in France last month

A French startup is building a wind-powered green hydrogen plant using onshore wind. Once completed it will be a world-first on an industrial scale and the hydrogen will power newly-converted hydrogen buses and refuse trucks in the region. Emilie Boyer King explains latest developments in an article on the Windpower Monthly website.   French startup … Continue reading Construction of a wind-powered green hydrogen plant began in France last month

European Commission has launched the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance with industry leaders, civil society, national and regional ministers and the EIB

It has taken a long time for a major push to promote hydrogen but the EU came out with its new hydrogen strategy this week. The priority is to produce hydrogen from renewables and hopefully only renewables if it is to be truly sustainable. The renews.biz website provides a news item on developments this week. … Continue reading European Commission has launched the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance with industry leaders, civil society, national and regional ministers and the EIB

German WindEnergie Association expects to play key role in producing hydrogen

There is a lot of talk recently about the importance of green hydrogen in our low carbon energy transition. An article on the FuelCellsWorks website discusses the reaction of the German WindEnergie Association to the national hydrogen strategy in Germany. What are your views?   Wind Energy can Turn Hydrogen Green as Early as 2020 … Continue reading German WindEnergie Association expects to play key role in producing hydrogen

Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

We are reading a lot recently about hydrogen and the role it can play in achieving our long term energy and climate objectives. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has recently published its roadmap for the energy transition. The FCH JU is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and … Continue reading Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Electric vehicle celebrity Wan Gang, the “father of China’s electric vehicle movement,”  says a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead. Companies are jumping in, but cost and other challenges remain.  Louise Moon explains in an article on the South China Morning Post website.   When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors … Continue reading A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

It is encouraging to see the developments underway in our low-carbon energy transition.  This is definitely true for transport.  Jake Whitehead, Robin Smit and Simon Washington from the University of Queensland discuss the relative strengths of electric and hydrogen vehicles in an article on The Conversation website.  What are your views?   Why battery-powered vehicles … Continue reading Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

Important new effort in Germany to produce hydrogen from renewables

The potential for the greater use of hydrogen is great and gets little enough attention. It is encouraging to read about a new network of companies and research institutions in Germany that are working together to produce what they call green hydrogen. Robin Whitlock explains on the renewablenergymagazine website.   Panorama - German network aims … Continue reading Important new effort in Germany to produce hydrogen from renewables